Letter to my MP on Brexit

A letter I sent to my local MP, Stuart Andrew in response to his letter after I emailed him about a People’s Vote.   Dear Mr Andrew Thank you for your response of 23rd October to my earlier communication regarding Brexit. Now that we have sight of the deal I would like to impress upon […]

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Conway’s Law: Agile Yorkshire video

The video of my Agile Yorkshire talk “We become what we behold: Sociology, software and Conway’s Law” is now available, for those who like that kind of thing.  

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James is now a Certified ScrumMaster!

I’ve just completed a great course by Geoff Watts, taken the test and scored 97%. Annoyed to get a question wrong to be honest. Anyway, proof is here: So feel free to hire me!

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The Power of #No

I did a talk for Agile Yorkshire on the 9th February 2016 called The Power of #No, to discuss #NoEstimates, #NoProjects and other notable Nos. Seeing recent conversations on Twitter I feel a particular section is worth highlighting. I see some criticism of #NoEstimates to be semantic – the No doesn’t mean No all the […]

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#NoProjects Please, We’re Developers

Thanks to Allan Kelly (@allankellynet) for articulating much of this in his recent talks on the subject. I was approached recently to apply for a position as a “Software Project Manager “. The job ad mentioned Agile a lot but also made a great emphasis on estimating, planning and traditional style project management. It has […]

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Form and Content: Hegel’s Philosophy and UX Design

The German idealist philosopher GWF Hegel (1770-1831) is one of the most important figures in Western philosophical thought. Building on foundations laid by Immanuel Kant, Hegel set out in a number of works and lectures his comprehensive framework or “system” linking together the nature of reality and thought; taking in philosophy, logic, science, art and […]

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